The title says it all. If you have ever been backcountry camping, whether it is canoeing or hiking or however, you have probably come across a thunderbox. What is that you say? It’s a fancy term for a bathroom in the outdoors. They are typically a wooden box made from 2 x 4’s with a lid to keep your “seat” dry.
With the change of the seasons, school in session, and regular working hours, our outdoor adventures become limited to weekend outings. These outings now consist mainly of day trips or one nighters.
On Thanksgiving this year, we decided to head to Lake Placid. With a 5 hour drive on the way there, we decided to stop at the Wild Center in Tubber Lake to check out their new display, an interactive Wild Walk which is located about 30 feet in the air. Years ago we had visited this place, and they were just in the process of building this new interactive display.
Over the summer and into the fall, Cruising Canoes does a series of Pint and Paddle tours. For a small fee, you get either a kayak or canoe, paddle and PFD and the cost of your pint covered at a local establishment. The tour goes around local areas in the Quinte Region and this particular one I went on took us down the Moira River.